Like many other Japanese car manufacturers, Mazda is not convinced of the importance of electronics. So Mazda waited a long time with its first model. In addition, the MX-30 carefully sought out niche types.
To meet demand from the European market, it announced last summer that there will be three more electric models. But Mazda was not in a hurry with that: they would only come between 2025 and 2030. According to the British newspaper AutoExpress, the schedule has been adjusted and three models will still be out in 2025, but almost a bit. Additionally, Mazda will also create new, authentic architecture for these new electric vehicles.
New electrical platform
The image above still shows the architecture of the Mazda MX-30, with an optional extension of the front row. It is clear here that its flat ‘skateboard-like’ architecture offers many possibilities in terms of interior design.
But with the new architecture that Mazda will develop, it is more likely. Mazda can easily expand the new Skyactiv EV Scalable architecture by adding additional panels between the front and rear axles. The height of such a panel of course can vary for each model. This allows Mazda to use the same and similar architecture for models with completely different heights and wheels. By expanding this, there is also more space for a battery pack. That can also be large sizes and large models. But that is not all.
Theoretically, because they have the same technical basis, Mazda would also create these different cars on the same assembly line. This is not only very effective, it also allows the car manufacturer to adapt its production very easily to the ever-changing market. Suitable for car manufacturer who invests in electronic mobility without much hesitation.
Although Mazda has not yet released any details of the new Skyactiv EV Scalable Architecture, it has been suggested that it will be the first to introduce a small electronic model. Since the Mazda already has a crossover in the compact component and the MX-30, we can expect that one means a car in the B-section.
Also new hybrid trains (plug-in).
Several car manufacturers report that they are no longer developing new combustion engines. But Mazda will continue with that for the time being. This is because it is expected that by 2030 only a quarter of the cars that Mazda sells worldwide will have fully used electricity. Because they are still developing hybrids and plug-ins, Mazda plans to launch ten new non-electric vehicles by 2025. These are five hybrid models and five plug-in hybrids. According to Mazda, these will be more powerful, efficient and reduce CO2 and NOx emissions.
In an effort to reduce CO2 emissions of cars with hybrid (plug-in) trains, Mazda will conduct research on synthetic fuels. These are produced, for example, from CO2 from the atmosphere and hydrogen. Mazda will also look at the potential for biodiesel, which can be produced from algae and used in cooking oil.